I’m all for giving credit when credit is due, and Michael Voris deserves some props for confronting Cardinal Timothy Dolan yesterday as His Eminence Buffooneous Maximus strutted his way down the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade route with shillelagh in hand.
Take a look:
Am I the only one who thinks that the shillelagh in Dolan’s hand appears to be fashioned in the shape of a serpent, or should I say the Serpent?
Being that the shillelagh is an Irish “fighting stick,” nothing could be a more appropriate given the army in which the Cardinal Archembarrassment is so pleased to serve.
At any rate, Michael Voris demonstrated some Catholic moxie yesterday, and for that I applaud him.
His actions, however, do raise some questions.
If given the opportunity to confront Pope Francis, would Michael be willing to ask the same question of him?
I’m also moved to ask why it is that Michael Voris will travel all the way to New York with a cameraman in tow in order to give Cardinal Dolan the opportunity to explain himself in his own words, and yet he can’t seem to muster up the common Catholic decency to invite a priest of the SSPX on his air to do the same?
Could it be that, like a good attorney, Michael is clever enough not to ask questions the answers to which he isn’t entirely confident will not undermine his own position?
Again, just asking…
For those who might feel moved to suggest that I ask Michael questions such as these directly, please know that I have any number of times, but he just can’t seem to find time to respond. If that changes, I’ll let you know…
Yes, we must give credit where credit is due. However, my question to Mr. Voris would be: “If Cardinal Dolan is ever elected Pope (God forbid!!!!), will you apologize for your behavior? After all, we can’t criticize a Pope, or can we???” Let’s face it, Cardinal Dolan would love to be the first American Pope and this possibility does exist. This is the stuff of which nightmares are made!!!!!
I agree with you Louie, Michael Voris showed some moxie in confronting Cardinal Dolan. Was he the only Catholic reporter there? It seems like it. We need more of this behavior from the Catholic media, unafraid to confront the evil in the hierarchy and capturing it on camera just like the secular press. Good for him that he did this! It would have been even better if EWTN and The Remnant also had news crews asking the same questions. God bless Michael for standing in this war zone. And like you Louie, I hope he is given the courage, humility and wisdom to invite the SSPX on his show. He is blessed to have you as his brother in Christ. God bless~
As Mike says at the end of the vortex show linked above, “the church of nice is not so nice”… Yup…
It’s all a masquerade, a façade, a charade, hiding underneath a very ugly reality…
Like the sodomite effeminate priests who during the day engage in demagogy and efforts to please the pew sitters, while during the night are involved in sins that cry out to heaven for vengeance…
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
“I know that, after my departure, ravening wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock. And of your own selves shall arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.”
“For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.”
-II Tim. 4:3-4
Well done to Mr Voris for confronting this flagrant promotion of intrinsic evil by a Prince of the Church, no less. The refusal of Mr Voris to tackle the fact of evil being constantly done and promoted by the Pope, the consequences of which are much greater than the Cardinals malfeasance, is a terrible failure to do his duty as a Catholic with a public platform.
Bravo Michael Voris!
To lead the
Where to wail in God’s ire . . . land!
Interesting question. If Mr. Voris had been working in Argentina would he have been questioning the future Poor Francis on all the abuses he committed there? And would he have kept his mouth shut after the conclave?
When I read these quotes I begin to be fearful for souls.
I say “well done to Michael Voris”.
At least he confronted Dolan, and the reactions of Dolan and his henchmen will be all over the blogosphere.
Dolan is a disgrace. We have similar clowns in the hierarchy over here in Ireland too.
Their day too will come.
I’m a bit put off by the comments so far. So Voris has critiqued Dolan yet again. We have seen Act One and Act Two already. How long will this drama continue before he, and some of the commenters here, realize that he is failing at the job before him: exposing the ‘boss’ of these frightful bishops. He can have a long, successful career if Dolan keeps acting as Dolan and other bishops keep acting as bishops. (Germany, anyone?) I would be embarrassed to make a career of it. His words fall on many deaf ears as he pointedly refuses to speak to the actual source of the problem.
Oh Gosh the same old boring soap opera of “The Days of Dolan’s Life” ……..what’s new here? Anything we did not already know? How long does Voris intend on being fixated on Cardinal Dolan? isn’t Dolan just doing what his boss is doing? Did he expect for Dolan to have a moment of clarity? Meanwhile in burning Rome, Pope Francis is planning to steam roll his “mercy” upon the entire Church. Please start reporting the real news instead of finding a easy scapegoat on Dolan
We know Mike Voris has declared any criticism of the Pope “off limits” to his organization, and we thoroughlly disagree with his thinking on that- seeing it as harmful to the Church and to all those living in the world who need to hear the Truth, as well.
-That being said; Louie has made a good point here. How many of us who freely y express our outrage about what is going on in the Hierarchy these days, including this particular case with an annual Parade that at one time honored St. Patrick for his Holiness and work for the Church; are willing or able to take the time and money to travel to New York, and then have the courage to confront Dolan in public, bearing the wrath of his supporters– including being “elbowed in the stomach”, verbally threatened, and and rudely jostled away like a crimminal?
-What he did there, helped draw attention to the fact that some Faithful Catholics consider Dolan’s celebrating with depraved evildoers and polluting a Catholic tradition, a grave scandal.
– People can, and likely will, write that moment off as a minor interruption. But the perception will stick in the back of their minds, that serious objectors do exist. As Louie said, some credit it due for that. So our thanks to Michael Voris, for denouncing this outrage and defending St. Patrick’s honor; and to Louie for advertising it.
On a side note -since today is St. Joseph’s Day-
We pray with the words of St. Bernadine of Sienna ( from his sermon in today’s Liturgy of Hours):
“Remember us, Saint Joseph, and plead for us (and the Church you protect) to your foster-child. Ask your most holy birde, the Virgin Mary, to look kindly upon us, since she is the mother of Him who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns eternally. Amen.
I agree with you… Check out the latest Vortex titled “Francis reaches out to the third world” or something along those lines. Not encouraging to say the least, which is sad, because Mike’s courage can’t be denied, and he could definitely use it for much better purposes.
Mike’s heart is in the right place – he is 100% orthodox as far as I can tell – but he has his “feet” in the wrong place. He is no doubt led/counseled/financed (whatever, it amounts to pretty much the same thing) by Opus Dei, and this is the source of most of his problems. Of course, he is still responsible for his own actions, but I’m trying to point out where his influences are coming from.
I think we can already make reasonable predictions of what will occur during the sin-nod this coming fall – Mike will praise the “conservative” Francis for upholding traditional family values via the “canonization” of the venerable parents of St Therese of Liseux (in case anyone missed that, it’s set to take place in the middle of the sin-nod), whilst blasting the “evil” ultra-progressive German bishops for inciting a schism and trying to break the indissolubility of marriage.
And the man “directing” the play backstage – and on stage too – via his “actors” Cardinal “the friendly heretic” Kasper, Cardinal Marx et al will be treated not as the one responsible for guiding the “play” to its “climax” but as a victim of those he himself is directing!!
When confronting Dolan, Voris is a tiger. But when it comes to the Pope, he’s a weak little pussy.
I agree. Dolan is an easy target.
But maybe he sees that the fight is more efficient when conducted locally. One bishop at a time could be the answer. ‘Course he doesn’t seem to be doing that with his own bishop! Dolan is hundreds of miles away and Voris is quite safe. What would happen if he started slamming his local fellow?
What’s YOUR bishop doing these days? Mine is as silent as the grave.
Today the Canadian Supreme Court will rule on whether Catholic schools, private ones too, must teach courses that are diametrically opposed to Catholic teaching. Bishops are strangely silent. They usually issue a statement from the Bishops Conference that says something like this: “this is awful!! we don’t like this at all!! we’ll take a look at this and we will get some ‘Catholic educators’ to tweak it so we can teach it, and whew! what a battle!!”
St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, Patron of Canada, pray for us. St. Thomas Aquinas, pray that we can learn what Truth is. St. Rita of Cascia, Saint of the impossible pray that this tide of heresy will subside, and that Our High Priest will send us priests, many holy priests.
Here is the first Psalm of Terce for today. O that we could hear Poor Francis teach these sublime words – tell his faithful how wonderful it would be for them if they would only love God’s Commandments – that their lives here would be so much better here on earth – that their place in Heaven would be assured – how very merciful God would be if His Commandments would be kept with joy – MERCY for those who love to please Him by listening to Him, and obeying Him in all docility!
Psalm 118(33-48) 
(He) Set before me for a law the way of thy justifications, O Lord: * and I will always seek after it.
Give me understanding, and I will search thy law; * and I will keep it with my whole heart.
Lead me into the path of thy commandments; * for this same I have desired.
Incline my heart into thy testimonies * and not to covetousness.
Turn away my eyes that they may not behold vanity: * quicken me in thy way.
Establish thy word to thy servant, * in thy fear.
Turn away my reproach, which I have apprehended: * for thy judgments are delightful.
Behold I have longed after thy precepts: * quicken me in thy justice.
(Vau) Let thy mercy also come upon me, O Lord: * thy salvation according to thy word.
So shall I answer them that reproach me in any thing; * that I have trusted in thy words.
And take not thou the word of truth utterly out of my mouth: * for in thy words, I have hoped exceedingly.
So shall I always keep thy law, * for ever and ever.
And I walked at large: * because I have sought after thy commandments.
And I spoke of thy testimonies before kings: * and I was not ashamed.
I meditated also on thy commandments, * which I loved.
And I lifted up my hands to thy commandments, which I loved: * and I was exercised in thy justifications.
Well said Indignus Famulus. I couldn’t agree with tou more on this point.
Have a blessed Saint Joseph’s day!
Somebody has to out the Cardinal. Hard-wired Catholics and New Yorkers, are voiceless — no one speaks for us. To whom should we voice our concerns? Pastors, clergy, sisters — all are under Dolan’s authority. He is the boss. He can send them packing as easily as he flashes that big fat grin. And despite his “niceness”, I wouldn’t fool with the character that’s behind the bfg curtain. The only happy feeling I had this St. Patrick’s day was watching the CMTV coverage. Voris, please keep it up. You are the only one reporting how much damage Dolan is inflicting on Holy Mother Church. Keep it up and thank you.
Amen to your comment. And you’re right to point out Dolan’s fake “niceness”. It really shows on the video above (min. 33-36) when M V asks him if he has anything to say to Faithful Catholics who find what he’s doing there a great scandal to the Faith; his immediate response is “No!” “Come on in, we’d LOVE to have ya.”
while he turns his back on Michael and walks in the opposite direction.
-Obviously it was more important to him to try to save face by dismissing the charge as if it were meaningless nonsense, complete with laughing and smiling broadly; than to deal honestly and openly with a concerned member of his flock, speaking for many others like us, about what should be a serious matter to him.
— SO much for all the openness the left-wingers are always bragging about and claiming is missing in those who “cling to tradition”. That maneuver was typical of a politician handling a heckler at a speech, not at all of a loving Bishop representing Christ to one of his sheep, by taking his concerns to heart.
A minor work of genius: do you post your other musings somewhere?
The “From Rome” blog claims to have studied this prayer very carefully in the original Latin, before working on its translation for greater accuracy.
Prayer to St. Joseph, patron of the Universal Church
(Happy St. Joseph’s Day from Pope Leo XIII) :
“To thee, O blessed Joseph, do we fly in our tribulation, and, having implored the help of thy most holy Spouse, we also now confidently implore thy holy patronage. We beseech thee by that charity, which united thee with the Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God, and we humbly pray thee by that fatherly love, with which thou didst embrace the Child Jesus, to look kindly upon the inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by His Blood, and to come to help us in our necessities with thy virtue and powerful aid.”
“Defend, O most watchful Guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen offspring of Jesus Christ. Ward off from us, O most loving Father, every contagion of error and corruption. Be propitious to us from Heaven, O our most mighty Protector, in our struggle with the power of darkness; and as once thou didst rescue the Child Jesus from the greatest peril of His life, so now defend the Holy Church of God from the snares of Her enemies and from all adversity. Shield too, each one of us with thy constant protection, so that, supported by thy example and powerful aid, we may be able to live a holy life, die a holy death, and attain everlasting beatitude in Heaven. Amen.”
This hits at the weak point at this Voris “Never Criticize the Pope” shtick. It was John Paul II and Benedict XVI that gave us Dolan and Bergoglio and popped red birettas on their heads.
Got it sized up perfectly!
The version which we pray is from The Rocolta. It says: …and having implored the help of thy thrice blessed Spouse…. as in Daughter of The Father, Mother of The Son, and Spouse of The Holy Ghost. I like this slight difference better.
As always, a very edifying comment from Indignus Famulus.
Cardinal Dolan is an egregious scandal to souls, an affront to the Faith, and the Natural Law. And his extreme buffoonery is shameful in itself, bringing the office of bishop, and the Church, and thus the Faith, into disrepute.
It displayed, again, his dishonesty in the whole matter. Lord, have mercy.
Catholics may not comply with such a ruling. There is no prudential judgment involved. In fact, no one may teach that which is against the Natural Moral Law, knowable by all.
We should be fearful for souls, our own, first and then those for whom we are bound to pray.
Offending someones sinful sensibilities will get your club-card rescinded. That is what the Novus Ordo is, a club of sinful sensibilities – and who’s the bouncer? Voris asked a Catholic question of a non-catholic lout and the obvious ensued.
It is the dishonesty of an uneasy conscience. Can anyone imagine Dolan acting like this if Benedict XVI had not run away from the Wolves?
Seeing Dolan respond with such joviality in the moment Michael Voris confronted him with the lamentation of those he is scandalizing, really emphasizes the fact that he, like too many others in charge of the flock today, are either disbelieving or oblivious to the future they are mapping out for those who so desperately need the solemn words of warning which Christ came to give to mankind (like the sodomites in the Parade he was so delighted to lead)
Contrasting his grinning face with the one in this link, says it all:
Mmmmmm. I wonder what exactly did His Jolliness trade away in return for the St. Patrick’s Day parade? The promise of the Education Tax Credit from NY State? More State support for Catholic Charities illegal immigration programs? Cooperation from the real estate heavies in New York (many of whom are gay or gay-friendly) in helping the Archdiocese divest itself of closed parish churches and buildings? Dolan is the out-of-town sucker who falls easy prey to big city games. He does not learn even when promises are not kept.
Voris got the Heave Ho, when NYPD Detectives discovered that Voris failed to have the appropriate NYC Office Of Film, Theater & Broadcasting Issued Press Credentials on his person.
But it did make for a Fine, Street Theater Presentation of “The ‘Martyrdom’ Of Michael Voris.”